Glen Gould, New York Philarmonia Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein - Beethoven: Piano Concerto 4 (1961/2015) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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Glen Gould, New York Philarmonia Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein - Beethoven: Piano Concerto 4 (1961/2015) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Glen Gould, NYPO, Leonard Bernstein - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 (1961/2015)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time - 37:25 minutes | 1,76 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 37:25 minutes | 745 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This recording, with Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic, was made in 1961. Gould’s performance is thoughtful, nuanced, and not at all eccentric. What’s most striking about his playing is the degree to which he’s able to bring out the individuality of the contrapuntal lines. His performance is extremely graceful. The New York Philharmonic’s sound is warm and full, and the playing is absolutely secure. Gould’s characteristic humming is occasionally audible, but at such a low level that only the purist who demands absolutely clean sound is likely to be offended.

Nathan Milstein - Dvorak: Violin Concerto & My Home Overture (1958 & 1965/2012) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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Nathan Milstein - Dvorak: Violin Concerto & My Home Overture (1958 & 1965/2012) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Nathan Milstein, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, William Steinberg - Dvořák: Violin Concerto (1958)
London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész - Antonín Dvořák: "My Home" Overture (1965/2012)

DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time - 38:21 minutes | 2,05 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:21 minutes | 826 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra collaboration with William Steinberg exemplifies what Milstein could do with material often considered less than first rate. Milstein plays the concerto beautifully, with his typically aristocratic poise and a lightness of rhythm and purity of intonation that makes the music seem to float across the bar lines. The István Kertész inscription of Dvořák’s “My Home” fills out his survey of the complete symphony cycle for Decca.

Tamas Vasary, Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra, Janos Kulka - Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 (1963/2015) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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Tamas Vasary, Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra, Janos Kulka - Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 (1963/2015) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Tamás Vásáry, BPO, Janos Kulka - Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 (1963/2015)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time - 51:26 minutes | 2,35 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 51:26 minutes | 1003 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

From the poet of the piano, Frederic Chopin, comes a compilation of some of his most memorable moments – both for solo piano and for piano with orchestra. Here is Frédéric Chopin's Concerto For Piano And Orchestra No. 2 In F Minor, Op. 21; Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise, Op. 22 & Grand Polonaise Nocturne In C Sharp Minor, Op. Posth. Tamás Vásáry plays piano. Berliner Philharmoniker (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) conducted by Janos Kulka. A superb performance, recorded in 1963 at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin.

David Oistrakh, LSO - Bruch: Scottish Fantasy & Hindemith: Violin Concerto (1962/2014) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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David Oistrakh, LSO - Bruch: Scottish Fantasy & Hindemith: Violin Concerto (1962/2014) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

David Oistrakh, LSO - Bruch: Scottish Fantasy & Hindemith: Violin Concerto (1962/2014)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time - 60:12 minutes | 2,79 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:12 minutes | 1,23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This disc coupling David Oistrakh’s magical & magisterial performances of Bruch’s Scottish Fantasia & Hindemith’s Violin Concerto. The performances themselves are superlative – Jascha Horenstein leads the London Symphony in a detailed accompaniment for Oistrakh’s expressive performance of Bruch’s Fantasia, & Paul Hindemith himself leads the LSO in an aggressive accompaniment for Oistrakh’s muscular performance of his own concerto.

Pierre Fournier; George Szell, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - Dvorak: Cello Concerto (1962/2014) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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Pierre Fournier; George Szell, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - Dvorak: Cello Concerto (1962/2014) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Pierre Fournier; Berlin Philharmonic, George Szell - Dvořák: Cello Concerto (1962/2014)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time - 38:24 minutes | 2,01 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:24 minutes | 828 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

HighDefTapeTransfers chose another genuine classic to remaster, and one can hardly argue the importance of this 1961 recording of Antonín Dvořák's Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104, B.191 from cellist Pierre Fournier ant the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by George Szell.

The Camarata Contemporary Chamber Group, Erik Satie ‎- The Music Of Eric Satie: The Velvet Gentleman (1970) [Vinyl Rip 24/192]

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The Camarata Contemporary Chamber Group, Erik Satie ‎- The Music Of Eric Satie: The Velvet Gentleman (1970) [Vinyl Rip 24/192]

The Camarata Contemporary Chamber Group, Erik Satie ‎- The Music Of Eric Satie: The Velvet Gentleman (1970) [Vinyl Rip 24/192]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Artwork: covers | 50:02 | 1.62 Gb
Classical, Minimalism, Crossover | Label: Decca

Like Scott Joplin, Eric Satie composed music that made the brothel sound as languid and erotic as it looked. The different locales (Paris and New Orleans) though differing substantially in atmosphere, are recreated on sheets of music no better than by these two composers.

Robert King, The King's Consort - Luigi Boccherini, Emanuele d'Astorga: Stabat Mater (1999) [Official Digital Download]

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Robert King, The King's Consort - Luigi Boccherini, Emanuele d'Astorga: Stabat Mater (1999) [Official Digital Download]

Robert King, The King's Consort - Luigi Boccherini, Emanuele d'Astorga: Stabat Mater (1999)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 1:13:34 | 1198 mb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: scans

Boccherini wrote very little vocal music; however he left two settings of the Stabat mater. It was first set in 1781 for solo soprano and strings and then in 1800 for two sopranos and tenor, obviously influenced by the hugely-popular Pergolesi Stabat mater of 1736. There are many similarities in the notation and harmony - even the same key of F minor is used. The writing is of extraordinary individuality and seems to come straight from the heart. This unjustly neglected piece is surely one of the most remarkable sacred compostions of the era.

Oslo Philharmonic Chamber Group - Clarinet Trios - Schumann; Bruch; Mozart (2019) [24-192]

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Oslo Philharmonic Chamber Group - Clarinet Trios - Schumann; Bruch; Mozart (2019) [24-192]

Oslo Philharmonic Chamber Group - Clarinet Trios - Schumann; Bruch; Mozart (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Artwork: front cover | 01:08:06 | 2.37 Gb
Classical | Label: LAWO - LWC1172

The combination of clarinet, viola and piano has not been used much by composers throughout the ages, and the most representative works are on this recording. Featured on this fourth release of Oslo Philharmonic Chamber Group are solo clarinettist Leif Arne Pedersen, violist Henninge Landaas and pianist Gonzalo Moreno.

Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra & Gyorgy Vashegyi - Conti: Missa Sancti Pauli (2018) [Official Digital Download]

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Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra & Gyorgy Vashegyi - Conti: Missa Sancti Pauli (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra & Gyorgy Vashegyi - Conti: Missa Sancti Pauli (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 1:07:18 | 1157 mb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover, d.booklet

The modern-day appreciation of Francesco Bartolomeo Conti takes a decisive turn in the direction of his church music with this early eighteenth-century composers Missa Sancti Pauli given an ideal recording on Glossa by György Vashegyi, the Purcell Choir and Orfeo Orchestra. Conti was a Florentine who worked for much of his career in the Imperial Court in Vienna, generating much attention there the ever-observant JS Bach and Zelenka were both known to have been attracted by his music.

Jonathan Cilia Faro - From Now On (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Jonathan Cilia Faro - From Now On (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jonathan Cilia Faro - From Now On (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 50:13 | 521 mb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Jonathan Cilia Faro has overcome every obstacle life has thrown at him to follow his dream of becoming an opera star. From his troubled childhood which saw him finding solace in classical music thanks to a nun at his school, to his battle with cancer, to such unlikely spells as: A minister, Solider, Freemason, Busker and a Restaurateur

Masaaki Suzuki - Bach: English Suites, BWV 806 - 811 (2019) [24-96]

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Masaaki Suzuki - Bach: English Suites, BWV 806 - 811 (2019) [24-96]

Masaaki Suzuki - Bach: English Suites, BWV 806 - 811 (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Artwork: d.booklet, front cover | 2:32:43 | 3.32 Gb
Classical, Baroque | Label: BIS-2281 SACD

A busy schedule as music director of the Bach Collegium Japan and sought-after guest conductor doesn’t stop Masaaki Suzuki from returning to his first loves, the organ and the harpsichord. With the present release he adds yet another chapter to his series of Bach’s works for solo harpsichord. After acclaimed recordings of the Well-tempered Clavier, the Goldberg variations, the French Suites and other works the turn has come to the English Suites. Composed while Bach were in his thirties it precedes other sets such as the French Suites and the Toccatas, and in his liner notes, Bach scholar Yo Tomita draws attention to 'the stylistic traits of a youthful and ambitious composer wanting to make his mark through the use of counterpoint and virtuosity'.

Frank Zappa - The Guitar World According To Frank Zappa (2019) [Vinyl]

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Frank Zappa - The Guitar World According To Frank Zappa (2019) [Vinyl]

Frank Zappa - The Guitar World According To Frank Zappa (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 31:37 | 1,16 Gb | Artwork: Front Cover
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock / Guitar | Label: Zappa Records

The Guitar World According To Frank Zappa” – the 1987 guitar compilation by Frank Zappa was
originally available on cassette only through Guitar World magazine and Barfko-Swill mail order.
The album was mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. The album features unique
mixes and edits exclusive to this release.

John Eliot Gardiner - Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (2009) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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John Eliot Gardiner - Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (2009) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique - Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 1:10:24 | 683 mb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover, d.booklet

Soli Deo Gloria is proud to release the third instalment in the successful Brahms Symphony series which sees John Eliot Gardiner and his Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique explore the music of Johannes Brahms.

Georgina Peach & The Savoys - I'm on My Way (2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Georgina Peach & The Savoys - I'm on My Way (2019) [Official Digital Download]

Georgina Peach & The Savoys - I'm on My Way (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Artwork: front cover | 33:48 | 393 mb
Soul, Gospel, R&B | Label: El Toro Records

The debut album of Georgina Peach & The Savoy's "I'm On My Way" was released on El Toro Records in early 2019 and was well received.

Julian Bream - Music Of Spain / Lute, Vol. 1 (1979) RCA/ARLI 3435 - US 1st Edition - Tape/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Julian Bream - Music Of Spain / Lute, Vol. 1 (1979) RCA/ARLI 3435 - US 1st Edition - Tape/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Julian Bream ‎- Music Of Spain / Lute, Vol. 1
Tape | Tape Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 1200mb
Label: RCA/ARLI 3435 | Released: 1979 | Genre: Renaissance

Bream began his lifelong association with the guitar by strumming along on a small gut-string Spanish guitar at a very young age to dance music on the radio. The president of the Philharmonic Society of Guitars, Dr Boris Perott, gave Bream lessons, while Bream's father became the society librarian, giving Bream access to a large collection of rare music.